Tag Archives: Dignity

WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Notable

There’s a rumor that it’s notable And perhaps even noticeable That fame comes to those who strive And not often to those who are merely alive There remains just one thing you see How to be famous and yet keep … Continue reading

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Coda: A Eulogy For A King

Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated on April 4, 1968.  In his honor and to memorialize in some small way his life and legacy: Coda: A Eulogy For A King by Michael Romani Born into a world of brutality In … Continue reading

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Polished History

Polished History by Michael Romani Good versus evil; we seek to clarify As we look back and wonder why Wishing for terms spoken definitively As we reassign perceptions of history The best of history provokes cognitive dissonance Particularly when seeking … Continue reading

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The Prospector

The Prospector by Michael Romani Standing on the edge Of the desert Gone to the point of knowing Nothing but hurt Building life on a prayer Knowing that it is somewhere Refusing to stop dreaming Refusing to stop believing Pushing … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Dignify

Dancing Though Life With Dignity Are honorable friends I keep near to me Challenges faced with class and grace In a chateau of compassion as their quiet embrace Blessings of encouragement easily given In their example of eloquent living – … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Ugly Duckling – Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish poet and author who lived from 1805 to 1875.  One of the stories he wrote is the classic The Ugly Duckling (Den Grimme Aelling).  This is the tale of a seemingly homely little bird who … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Practice Humility

“These are the few ways we can practice humility: To speak as little as possible of one’s self. To mind one’s own business. Not to want to manage other people’s affairs. To avoid curiosity. To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully. … Continue reading

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Days of Reconnection

Days of Reconnection by Michael Romani A solid need for authentication Takes the photographer back with fascination To where people do not live in pantomime And care less as life forms its lines There as laugh or frowns worn on … Continue reading

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First Principles: Happiness and Dignity Rest On Virtue

“The happiness and dignity of man I admit consists in the practice of private virtues, and to this he is stimulated by the rewards promised to such conduct. In this he acts for himself, and with a view of promoting … Continue reading

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The Last Flight

Based on a story about second chances and in which a coward lives a hero’s legacy: The Last Flight by Michael Romani In this story of recompense and second chance Second Lieutenant Becker escapes aerial combat over France Taking refuge … Continue reading

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